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Old 05-23-2007, 09:00 PM   #1
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Making the oem bulbs brighter?

ok since there are no R/C/R led taillights for facelift sedan owners
i am going to order these


and my whole plan was to lamin-x only the red. now my question is are there any light bulbs that you can replace with the oem that are allot brighter? so at night the lights can be seen good. i plan on using the 35% lamin-c

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You can do our LED bulbs in the turn signals, they will be very bright straight on but aren't as directional as OEM.
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so the oem amber ones light up amber. but clear off

and the white ones are white each time off and on?

and you can replace these with any parts of your tailights? like brakes and reverse and ... anything?
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That's correct except we only recommend these for the turn signals. Reason being is that the car sends an electrical pulse to the brake lights every 30 seconds to check if the bulb is there. This is enough to slightly illuminate LEDs but not the filament based bulbs which causes the LEDs to flash every 30 seconds or so. This is obviously unsafe for brake light applications.
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If your incandescent bulbs are not bright enough, an LED is going to be worse. I seriously doubt it's going to be bright enough to shine through the tint. You need a higher wattage/lumen bulb. The only problem is that they don't get much higher than the 21Watt that are in there. I think they make 27 watts. Just remember, these will draw more current and could, in theory, damage wiring and circuitry.
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